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Old 10-30-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default A good reference for developing characters

A lot of the stories posted in the library here don't depend on character development, and that is fine. But if you have a feeling of wanting to include character development in some degree, I think this guide for drawing a bead on your characters is quite good: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013...and-character/

For me it came at an interesting time, as I've been actually writing quite a bit, but bouncing between three main stories and dabbling with some others. I realized that some of what was diverting me on stories was internal fuzziness of what I was trying to achieve with the characters--I can feel when what I've written is hitting that properly, but I can't always figure out to achieve it when I'm not hitting that point.

As I'm using these techniques I'm somewhat grimacing at how much re-work I should be doing....but on the other hand it is mostly that weaker material that I'm more clearly seeing the problems with. Now to decide how much to re-work, and how much to cut entirely. I'm also realizing how fundamentally similar (although superficially different) characters in two of the stories are, which makes me wonder if I should be junking one of them entirely.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Interesting way of structuring the problem - thanks for the link!
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Thanks for that Tad! So far it seems useful!
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